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Despina Romiou

Nursing Assistant - Assistant Practitioner


An enthusiastic healthcare provider who is delivering high quality and patient centred care in a variety of settings. Having two years of training in nursing, graduated as a nurse assistant since 1996, Greece, having more than a decade of continuously employment history, and a nurse assistant professional license issued by the Greek authorities. Exhibit critical-thinking abilities with excellent interactions with patients, their relatives, and staff, demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills within teams, highlighting and greatly supporting team spirit within the workflow. Perform well in high-pressure conditions, exceptional time management skills while maintain strong patient advocacy ability. I am a real hard worker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Dedicated and focused around duties and responsibilities of the role, policies, procedures and guidelines and particularly devotion to the protection of patients’ dignity, rights, health and well being, promoting efficiently health, safety and well being of people who use health and care services. Able to deliver elements of health and social care and successfully undertake clinical work, supporting qualify staff in an excellent manner.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Team Leader

Eastlands Health Care Ltd

Comprehensive development of organizational capabilities, promote team spirit, supporting smooth workflow running, defending personal centre care, maintaining, where possible, patients’ mobility following the procedures as required. Develop knowledge, skills and competencies for and contribute to the assessment and planning process for patient-care needs supporting qualified staff to fulfil their role in the best available manner. Undertaking further education, training and development relevant to the post transferred effectively theory into practice supporting new staff to understand their duties and their role, acting as a supervisor in a continuously, positive, interaction with junior staff.

  • Support to maintain and improve person centre care promoting patient’s independence, individuality, mobility, dignity and choice in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Support other staff to fulfil their role.
  • Maintaining effectively patient records.
  • Ensuring that patients are assisted as required with: dressing and undressing, individual hygiene needs, bathroom/toileting.
  • Ensuring that patients are provided with food and drink including assistance with eating as required and provide supplements as prescribed and record outcomes, ensuring a safe environment at all times.
  • Assisting, under supervision and where appropriate, Registered Nurses to carry out their clinical responsibilities.
  • Assisting with the planned management of the care team daily, support senior staff with decisions made.
Feb 2007Jan 2015

Staff Nurse

General Hospital of Samos, Greece

Provided patient care to include patients in all age groups while gained a comprehensive understanding of the nursing practice at various fields, including Internal Medicine Department, A&E, Surgery Department, as well as Urological ward.

  • Administered medications and pain management in accordance with care plan instructions.
  • Implemented patient care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Monitored and communicated patient conditions.
  • Delivered through patient evaluations, collecting and prioritizing data to effectively provide care for patients.
  • Assisted in developing care plans and appropriate medical attention, conferring with physicians
  • Maintained patient records within the electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Performed comprehensive health assessment and health histories.
  • Effectively acted as phlebotomist.
  • Monitoring and recording routine observations, responding to changes in the patient’s condition and reporting any action taken.
  • Co-operated with other clinical staff as part of the multi-disciplinary team in activities designed to extend personal knowledge and skills.
  • Achieved to provide emotional support to patients and their relatives by identifying barriers to effective communication.
  • Ensured all patients’ hygiene needs met promoted confidentiality, dignity, and choices at all times.
  • Effectively participated in the supervision of junior staff in conjunction with senior nurses and ward managers.
  • Successful treatment of difficult wounds, e.g. bedsore, surgical wounds, etc.
  • Assisted patients with their nutritional requirements as necessary.
Jan 2005Dec 2007

Private Nurse

Self Employment

Managed patients' care at home or in hospital settings maintained and ensured that all patients’ hygiene needs are met, assisted patients to overcome health problems or learn to live and deal with them. Acted effectively as patients’ advocacy, caregiver, communicator and teacher, preserving human dignity and equality at all time and with no exceptions. Successfully developed and implemented time management and managerial tools, efficiently co-operate with community services, hospital and clinical staff as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

Apr 1999Dec 2004

Staff Nurse

Home Care, Greece

Represented the municipality of Samos, Greece, in a national home-care service called “Help at Home” which implemented and funded by European Union, delivered high care standards to elderly population, worked and acted under full nursing task serving nursing with safety and loyalty. Co-operated efficiently with other community services, hospital staff, social workers and physicians for developed better healthcare services followed the policies and procedures as required. Acted as patients’ advocacy, caregiver, communicator, and teacher, supervised junior staff to fulfil their role, supported other municipalities of Samos implemented relative services. Achieved and developed successful time management skills and effectively organized the workflow

Dec 1997Jun 1998

Staff Nurse

General Hospital of Samos, Greece

Provided person centre care promoted mobility and individuality, confidentiality, dignity, choices and equality. Broadened and improved compassionate care skills at all levels, achievement understanding of the nursing practice at various fields, including Internal Medicine as well as surgical department.